Stokey Plant Hire has taken delivery of its ninth Bell B40D articulated dump truck in less than a year, having been impressed with the fuel efficiency.
The first three SCR-equipped, Stage 3B-compliant ADTs joined Stokey’s 30-plus fleet of trucks, loaders, excavators and dozers at the end of 2011.
Stokey director Stewart Cox says his customers voiced a preference for the Bell trucks on grounds of fuel efficiency. “The Bell ADTs are burning between four and eight litres per hour less fuel than the rival trucks,” he says.
The company has also found Bell’s GPS-based Fleetmatic management software useful for gauging productivity on its own and its customers’ contracts.